Along with THC, cannabis contains a number of other important cannabinoids that are responsible for a wide range of marijuana’s medicinal applications.
by Emily Gray Brosious
Cannabinoids 101: What are they and what do they do?
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found in marijuana flowers that provide medical relief for a variety of symptoms including pain, muscle spasms and more. Cannabis contains at least 85 known cannabinoids and many are known to have medical value.
According to Leafly:
These [cannabinoids] work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability and health.
You’re probably familiar with at least one cannabinoid: THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most widely known cannabinoid. That’s largely because THC is responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive properties. In other words, THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high.
But THC actually does a lot more than just getting people high. And along with THC, cannabis contains a number of other important cannabinoids that are responsible for a wide range of marijuana’s medicinal applications.
Check out the [link] below to learn about six major cannabinoids and what they do.
Source: Sun Times